There are many ways in which our university community is diverse: we differ from one another in ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, health, religion, age, socio-economic background, and in many other respects. This diversity has many advantages. In this dossier you can read what has already been achieved to make the university into a place where everyone can be himself or herself, and what we are doing to improve our performance even further.
‘Hetero norm is deeply ingrained, including among LGBT people’
Jojanneke van der Toorn, professor by special appointment in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Workplace Inclusion at Leiden University, states ...
Debate: Inclusive Leadership, how to maximize the diverse talent
Why do international companies around The Hague have only 6% ethnic minorities as employees, even when the business case proves that diversity adds va...
The stories behind the women's portraits
An anatomical model of a heart, a mechanical digger or photos of mother and grandmother. Research interests and personal motivations have been given a...
Leiden University appointed extra 25 female professors in 2017
Last year Leiden University appointed an extra 25 female professors. With these appointments the Executive Board has increased the percentage of women...
Fourteen women professors take over the Senate Chamber
Fourteen women professors are to be given a place in the classic portrait gallery in Leiden University’s Senate Chamber. The portraits will be unveile...